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Stefano Maderno (1575-1636)

Saint Cecilia Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome Stefano Maderno’s masterwork

St. Cecilia's Abbey.  "I prefer going to the West End for Compline at a monastery than to the theatre; I have to restrain myself from jumping off 'buses when I pass a Catholic Church, because I want to greet the Lord before I socialise with others; I prefer Church vigils to night-clubs; I march in rosary processions instead of political rallies."

"I prefer going to the West End for Compline at a monastery…

St Cecilia, designed by Edward Burne- Jones, St Mary's parish church, Oxted

St Cecilia, stained glass designed by Edward Burne-Jones, produced by Morris & Co in about From St Mary's parish church, Oxted.

A scientific look at the bodies of Catholic saints that do not corrupt.  The oldest incorruptible is St. Cecilia who was martyred in 177 A.D.  Her body remains much as it was 1700 years ago when it was discovered.  These bodies defy the natural order and 5 of the 8 stages of natural death.  Click here to read more about this phenomena! http://www.cracked.com/article_20567_5-unintentionally-hilarious-legacies-famous-figures.html/?wa_ibsrc=fanpage

A scientific look at the bodies of Catholic saints that do not corrupt. The oldest incorruptible is St. Cecilia who was martyred in 177 A. Her body remains much as it was 1700 years ago when it was discovered. These bodies defy the natural order.

One of several Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows, for which Waterford church is famed, by William Morris in St Michael and All Angels Church in Waterford, near Hertford.  Here: an angel bends over St Cecilia

One of several Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows, for which Waterford church is famed, by William Morris in St Michael and All Angels Church in Waterford, near Hertford. Here: an angel bends over St Cecilia

St. Cecilia - Martyr, Patroness of Church Music; Feast: November 22 St. Cecilia, glorious Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ, I admire the courage with which you professed your faith in the face of severe persecution, and the generous love with which you offered your life in witness to your belief in the Blessed Trinity. I thank God with you for the wonderful graces He had bestowed upon you to make your life holy and pleasing to Him even in the midst of the wealth that was yours.

Cecilia - Martyr, Patroness of Church Music; Cecilia, glorious Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ

St. Cecilia's Tomb, Rome, Italy (Cecilia is the Patron Saint of Music, and one of my Beloved Patrons)

Cecilia's Tomb, Rome, Italy (Cecilia is the Patron Saint of Music, and one of my Beloved Patrons)

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